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Old-world Woods Edge manor in Mt. Airy asks $1.8M

Woods Edge was the home of architect Walter Mellor

Woods Edge was built in 1926 as a private residence for an architect.
Courtesy of Mike Coleman, The Coleman Kellam Team

Woods Edge, once the private residence of noted Philly architect Walter Mellor, has hit the market for less than $2 million. Built in 1926, it continues to impress with its attention to detail and original character.

The Norman Revival country manor was designed and built in the late 1920s as the home of Mellor, whose firm Mellor, Miegs, and Howe was responsible for designing many stately homes all throughout the region during the early 20th century.

Woods Edge sits on one acre, jutting up against the Wissahickon Valley. It’s an idyllic setting for an even more idyllic home, which features noteworthy details like ironwork by metal designer Samuel Yellin, turrets, and stone walls that surround the property.

Stepping into the home beyond an iconic steel door immediately recalls a medieval atmosphere. The foyer offers a soaring vaulted ceiling and Yellin’s impressive metalwork, which includes the chandelier, staircase, and door.

The rest of the six-bedroom, six and a half bath home features more warm details and finishes, with multiple fireplaces found throughout. There are hardwood floors and wood paneling, and deep-set windows.

The asking price of Woods Edge is $1,800,000.